Scrappy Skipjacks start slowly, but make champs work for win
Jones scores team-high 14 points for Chesapeake College in 63-47 loss to Allegany
WYE MILLS Allegany College of Maryland scored the game’s first 14 points, but the scrappy Skipjacks made things interesting before the reigning state and Region XX champions pulled away Monday night for a 63-47 women’s basketball victory.
Chesapeake College pulled within 26-25 late in the first half before getting four shots at scoring the go-ahead basket. Allegany (9-2 overall, 3-0 Maryland JuCo) then regained control, scoring the final six points of the first half as part of a 16-3 run.
"I loved the effort," said Chesapeake head coach Damon Nichols. "It says a lot about our team, with just six players going against a team as good as Allegany, to fight back from being down 14-0. When they really start jelling as a team, the sky’s the limit."
Larae Allen scored a game-high 15 points, including six in Allegany’s opening 14-0 run, to pace the Trojans. Tamara Nesmith (10 points) was the only other Trojan to hit double figures as all 10 Allegany players scored in a balanced offensive effort.
Melonie Jones scored a team-high 14 points for Chesapeake. Dee Farlow (12 points) and Amber Sullivan (10) also scored in double figures for the Skipjacks, who were playing their fourth game in as many days.
Chesapeake (3-6, 1-2) won one of three games over the weekend in the Baltimore City Community College mixer. The Skipjacks defeated Passaic County Community College, 60-55, on Sunday after losses to Northern Virginia Community College (55-39) and Tidewater Community College (57-40).
The Skipjacks host Prince George’s Community College Wednesday at 5 p.m.
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